Specializing in classic and antique automobile restoration takes complete passion, and it is often heartbreaking when you get a vehicle from the media blaster and your are finally able to physically see the actual condition of the automobile you are working on. In the case of this Porsche, I find the lack of quality performed by previous businesses to be absolute B.S. But it is not just the one or two businesses that have worked on this specific car in the past. It is the collision repair industry, and the techniques employed by the collision repair industry that are to blame.
Below are the photo’s of our 1968 Porsche project needless to say, it is going to be alot more work than was originally anticipated.
As you can see the 1968 Porsche looks nothing like the car we took delivery of on Wednesday June 18th. So often, many cars come back from the media blaster requiring a great deal more labor to restore them back to original than was originally expected.
Wow… Ok well first I must apologize I do not read many magazines that feature modern car, and the video I have attached to this posting is for the 2011 Porsche GT3 RS 4.0….I have to admit that I am a classic car guy through and through, but when I hear that a car company developed a naturally aspirated engine delivering 125 horse power per liter, I get a little weak in the knee’s.
Growing up as a kid in the 1970’s and 1980’s; I had exposure to many of America’s best muscle cars. Attending many cruise nights, many drag races, and many car shows with my father heavily influenced my taste in cars. In my mid 20’s I my first experience in going to Lime Rock race track in Lakeville, CT….For me it opened up a new passion; road racing. No longer was it just about big cubic inch motors burning rubber in a straight line. I started gaining a great appreciation for European automobiles, smaller, lighter cars that offered good power to weight ratios, with good braking, and exceptional handling.
Question. What other manufacturer’s have built a production naturally aspirated engine that is capable of producing more then 100 horse power per liter? Personally I know of one. Are there any others.